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Health Beat @UMC

This week, D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray, D-Ward 7, raised the stakes in the standing question about what to do about the struggling District-owned United Medical Center. Read More
D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray introduced legislation Tuesday requiring the city to build a new hospital on the St. Elizabeths East campus, setting up the future redevelopment of the United Medical Center campus and a potential showdown with Mayor Muriel Bowser. Read More
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

All About Allergies

As you welcome in the Cherry Blossoms, you may also notice the less welcomed itchy nose and eyes. With Spring comes allergies for many. Learn more about allergies and how to control the symptoms so you can get out and enjoy the thaw.
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Vincent Gray was the first D.C. mayor to budget funding for a new Southeast D.C. hospital to replace United Medical Center — and he had no intention during a recent health oversight hearing of letting anyone forget it. Read More
For many, getting a cold is an expected part of winter. But not all colds are created equal or affect all people the same way. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection causes colds (upper respiratory infections) in healthy adults and older children, yet it is the leading cause of lower respiratory… Read More
Despite the overall progress made by legislative efforts, substantial disparities in healthcare outcomes remain among racial groups in Washington D.C. Read More
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month

Why dedicate a month to nutrition? What we eat impacts our bodies, moods, and ability to perform in our daily lives.
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It's been over three decades since the U.S. began its fight against HIV/AIDS, and astounding progress has been made to reduce the spread and devastating consequences of the infection some pockets in the U.S.  Read More
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking over 610,000 lives per year. February is American Heart Month, an effort to promote awareness and action to prevent heart disease and take lifesaving steps in the event of a heart attack.
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Valentine’s Day, February 14th is National Donor Day, to celebrate the organ, eye, tissue, marrow, platelet, and blood donations that save and improve lives every day while acknowledging and addressing the huge need for donors that continues to exist.
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